Saturday, February 20, 2016


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Sophia Andrade and Glenn Williams

That's probably why there are so few of them.

Sophia Andrade a single mother of three won $200 on a scratch off game, then took the homeless Glenn Williams for coffee, then used much of the rest of her winnings paying for a hotel room for the guy, saying, “I knew that the money never really belonged to me,”

I know there are two ways to look at this, some will argue that her first priority SHOULD'VE been her own family, her children, while others will applaud her magnanimous generosity to a total stranger.

While I can see both sides of that, I am always humbled by such acts of personal sacrifice, by the reaching out by people, who are often in significant distress themselves.

How can you not be impressed by this?

My fervent hope is that Glenn Williams, to borrow a phrase from the end of "Private Ryan," moves ahead and "EARNS this." That would amount to his overcoming his own demons to become a productive and self sufficient citizen, so that he might one day be able to "pay this forward."

But there's no denying that Sophia Andrade is a true the best possible sense of that word.

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